Kasia Niewiadoma: Pressure at the World Championships was 'overwhelming'

The Canyon-SRAM rider performs better without pressure, but utilising that information involves some complicated self-deception

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Kasia Niewiadoma says the pressure she put on herself at the World Championships was 'overwhelming,' though overcoming expectation for target races is a piece of the performance puzzle she's yet to solve.

After a season which saw her take a triumphant win at Amstel Gold Race in April, it's disappointment which crops up first when asked about the summer of 2019.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.